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Domestic Internet Exchange is Good in Theory, but How Does it Fare in Practice?

Domestic Internet Exchange is Good in Theory, but How Does it Fare in Practice?

Short term benefits of internet exchange point may not be significant but observers believe it will aid a burgeoning IT-based e-commerce sector The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Ministry of Information Technology have recently inaugurated the first internet exchange point (IXP) in …Continue reading

Orient Smart Devices Comes out on Top at Pakistan Mobile App Awards

Smart Devices from BlueEast Pvt. Ltd., the technology wing of Orient Electronics, has won first place and Rs. 300,000 in cash money in the Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016 for their home automation product which also serves as a disability application for …Continue reading

The Power of Connectivity

Building smart cities in Pakistan: a way forward. The smart city movement seems to be sweeping Pakistan. There is an ongoing debate about it in both government and private sector circles. The Government of Pakistan believes that to keep pace with a fast-changing and developing …Continue reading

Connecting the Unconnected

With a teledensity of 71 percent, 133 million mobile subscribers and 31.8 million mobile broadband (MBB) subscribers, Pakistan ranks sixth in the top ten smartphone markets for growth potential. This evolving communication landscape holds unlimited opportunities, including key ingredients for building smart …Continue reading

Building Pakistan’s First Truly Digital Cash Experience

Ever since the news broke about a Pakistani startup getting a million dollars as seed money from an international investment company, Finja, as the company is called, has been in the spotlight. But for all the interviews they’ve given, and the stories …Continue reading

Cross-pollination: PTA shares Best Practices with International Regulators

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) hosted the Sixth Regional Regulators’ Roundtable from 18-19 July 2016 and a special 3-day International Training Program (ITP) jointly organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and PTA from 20-22 July 2016 in Islamabad. Delegations from 23 countries …Continue reading

PTA Connecting Communities through Modern Technologies

Pakistan’s telecom sector has been able to achieve unprecedented growth, according to Chairman PTA, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah. Secretary General International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Mr. Houlin Zhao visited Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Headquarters today. Chairman PTA, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Mr. Ioane …Continue reading

Telenor Only Bidder of Next Generation Mobile Services Spectrum Auction

PTA Received single bid of NGMS Next Generation Mobile Services. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has received a single bid from M/s Telenor for spectrum auction Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) in Pakistan by the deadline of 1600hrs on June 1 st , …Continue reading

PTA, SBP signed MOU on Regulatory Framework for Mobile Banking Interoperability

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) have signed an MoU on Regulatory Framework for Mobile Banking Interoperability to develop a cohesive regulatory framework that leads towards achieving the common objective of providing low-cost mobile banking services. PTA-SBP collaboration …Continue reading